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National Summer Funding Sources & Paid Internship Programs

NOTE:This list is updated on a rolling basis as information becomes available. Each entry includes the date on which a PSJD employee most recently checked for newer information. Outdated information up to one academic year old is left online to allow readers to plan ahead for the coming year's likely deadlines, but dates are crossed out. If you would like to update or add information from your organization, please email us at psjd@nalp.org.

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** This list includes outside funding sources for students working in unpaid public interest summer positions as well as summer internship programs at organizations that hire a set number of paid interns/fellows each summer. Please be sure to check PSJD regularly for other current paid and unpaid summer internships.

** PSJD would like to thank the following member schools for their assistance in the creation of this list of summer funding sources: American University, Washington College of Law; Boston College Law School; City University of New York Law School; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; New York University School of Law; Stanford Law School; University of California at Davis School of Law; University of San Francisco School of Law; University of Virginia School of Law; and William and Mary School of Law.

JANUARY DEADLINES

Title:
Diversity Clerkship Program, ABA Section of Business Law
Deadline:
01/08/2018
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
In recent years, many areas of the legal profession have made pursuing diversity a priority objective. Business law presents many distinct diversity challenges, as law students are often unfamiliar with the field and perceive it as conservative and unaccepting. This realization is troubling, particularly for the American Bar Association Business Law Section because its mission is:

To encourage diversity in the Section by fostering a welcoming environment for all lawyers and promoting full and equal participation by all lawyers, including lawyers of color, women lawyers, gay and lesbian lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities ("Diverse Lawyers").
To help address this problem, the Business Law Section sponsors the Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students. Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack.
Contact:
Contact: Stephanie Rodriguez Email: stephanie.rodriguez@americanbar.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, ABA Section of Litigation
Deadline:
01/08/2018
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
Contact:
Contact: Gail Howard, Program Director
Phone: 312-988-6348
Email: gail.howard@americanbar.org
https://apps.viglobal.com/aba/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=d4070e2e-6870-46f3-85d2-6a0b5b1d35f2
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer (1Ls)
Deadline:
01/15/2018
Amount:
$6,000
Brief Summary:
LAW STUDENT UNION SUMMER 2018
Approximately six students will be selected for Law Student Union Summer 2018. LSUS interns will not be placed in Washington, D.C., but in locations determined after the hiring process has been completed. Applicants must be willing to be placed in any location nationwide.

The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided.

The program starts May 29, 2018, and runs through Aug. 3, 2018.

LSUS INTERN WORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers. Work will vary from placement to placement, and interns may be based in an organizing office, local union, national union headquarters or law firm. Travel may be required.

In addition to legal research and writing, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other nonlegal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation.
Contact:
To apply, send the following: cover letter, application, résumé, writing sample, law school transcript (may be unofficial) and complete and current contact information for three references (a combination of academic and work/internship-related references is preferred). Submit by email, facsimile, or regular mail to:

FL-CIO Law Student Union Summer
815 16th St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202-637-5385
Fax: 202-637-5323
Email: lsus@aflcio.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
Deadline:
01/15/2018
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
Since its founding the Helton Fellowship Program has supported more than 80 young lawyers pursue projects on four continents, expanding the capacity of dozens of international and non-governmental organizations.

Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. ASIL does not assist in securing organizational sponsorship for Fellows. In acknowledgement of Arthur Helton’s commitment to human rights and humanitarian affairs in the field, preferential consideration may be given to applications demonstrating a significant fieldwork component as well as those involving the human rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations. Applications for fieldwork in the area of international criminal law and international humanitarian law are also encouraged.
Contact:
See website for application form. The American Society of International Law
2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Contact: Veronica Onorevole
Phone: 856-380-6810
Fax: 202-797-7133
E-mail: fellowship@asil.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color
Deadline:
01/15/2018
Amount:
$10,000
Brief Summary:
to success, and weaving diversity principles into everything we do, so that we can build stronger teams and a stronger firm.”

1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS
The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

Additional award benefits

A guaranteed callback interview with a Goodwin office of their choice during the interview season after the student’s first year of law school, to allow the student to be considered for a position in our summer associate program during the summer after the student’s second year of law school;
Contact:
fellowships@goodwinlaw.com.
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Peggy Browning Fund Summer Internship
Deadline:
01/15/2016
Amount:
Varies, Around $6,000
Brief Summary:
The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) is to educate law students about the rights and needs of workers. Since our first Summer Fellowship Program in 1998, the prestige of a Peggy Browning Fellowship has become widely recognized.

Students have been consistently enthusiastic about the invaluable experience they gained. Many law firms, labor unions, and nonprofit organizations serving workers have reported that, because of our reputation and their experience with our Fellows, they consider a Peggy Browning Fellowship as an especially important credential.

During 2018, we expect to offer approximately 70 to 80 funded ten-week Summer Fellowships. In addition, we will once again offer a funded part-time School-Year Fellowship (at the Chicago Newspaper Guild).
Contact:
Peggy Browning Fund
100 S. Broad Street
Suite 1208
Philadelphia, PA 19110

Contact: Mary Anne Moffa
Phone: 215-665- 6815
Fax: 215-564-2262
Email: mmoffa@peggybrowningfund.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

Title:
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) / AABA Law Foundation
Deadline:
02/02/2018
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and the AABA Law Foundation will be accepting applications for the 2018 AABA Law Foundation law student scholarships in Winter 2017-2018. Applications are due on February 2, 2018, and scholarships will be awarded at the AABA Annual Gala on March 22, 2018. Application available here.

All current law students are eligible to apply. Selection criteria include community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and commitment to the Bay Area. If you have any questions, please contact aaba.bayarea@gmail.com.
Contact:
P.O. Box 190517
San Francisco, CA 94119

aaba.bayarea@gmail.com

https://www.aaba-bay.com/resources/Documents/AABA%20Law%20Foundation/Scholarship%20Applications/AABA%20Foundation%202018%20Scholarship%20application.pdf
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Rural Summer Legal Corps Program
Deadline:
02/11/2018
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice Works is excited to announce the Rural Summer Legal Corps program which connects public interest law students with LSC?funded civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities.

Applications must be submitted by February 29 for the 31 positions open nationwide. Participants must complete 300 hours of service by August 31, 2016 to receive their $4,000 stipend and may choose to pursue a $1,212 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award through the AmeriCorps JD program..

The Rural Summer Legal Corps program will operate between May?August 2016. Participants will begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts on housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law. After the training, the law students will travel directly to their host site to begin their 8?10 week placement.

Participants will build their legal skills in various areas, such as direct legal services, outreach and education, and capacity building.

See site to apply online.
Contact:
If you have questions about Rural Summer Legal Corps, please review this website and our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org.
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellowship
Deadline:
02/28/2018
Amount:
$1,500
Brief Summary:
Fellowship host sites must be recognized non-profit organizations. These include:

Nonprofit organizations serving low-income and underserved immigrant communities.
Legal services organizations that serve immigrants.
Civil rights organizations that advocate on behalf of immigrants.
Community-based organizations that engage in pro-immigrant advocacy.
The host organization must be willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid from the host organization's funds or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The host organization must commit to supervise and provide all logistical needs of the Fellow including office space and supplies.
Contact:
pschey@centerforhumanrights.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018

MARCH DEADLINES

Title:
Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant
Deadline:
03/12/2018
Amount:
$5,000 maximum
Brief Summary:
The WLALA Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation established by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“WLALA”) to increase the utility of the law as an instrument of social justice. The WLALA Foundation awards the Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant (formerly known as the WLALA Foundation Public Action Grant) to law students for projects that make governmental and social institutions and agencies more accessible and responsive to members of society whose interests are not otherwise adequately recognized or asserted. Since its incorporation in 1985, the WLALA Foundation has funded projects with a strong emphasis on public service. The WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program enables law students to devote time to public interest projects and exposes them to legal and social concerns of disadvantaged citizens that are not ordinarily experienced in traditional law practices. The Grant program is designed not to support a summer public interest job, as worthy as one is, but rather to fund a particular project with a tangible outcome.

All right, title, and interest in and to the final work product developed as a result of the WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program will be held by WLALA, subject to limited rights of the law students who develop the work product.
Contact:
Hon. Nancy Ramirez Sarah Quist
nramirez@lacourt.org / (661) 483-5986 sarah.quist@usdoj.gov / (213) 894-0609

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.wlala.org/resource/resmgr/Grant_and_Scholarship_Items/2018_WLALA_Kandel_Fellowship.pdf
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Frederic L Ballard Memorial Scholarship Program
Deadline:
03/12/2018
Amount:
(a) waiver of the enrollment fee to the seminar, (b) complimentary hotel lodging at the Westin Charlotte (c) reimbursement of roundtrip airfare, and (d) reimbursement of ground transportation to and from the scholarship recipient’s departing airport and to and from the Charlotte airport.
Brief Summary:
The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law students, through the Frederic L Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program, to attend its 2018 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar (Fundamentals). NABL exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance.

NABL pursues its mission in a number of ways, including providing several annual educational programs relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations. As one of these educational programs, Fundamentals is designed for municipal finance professionals and market participants seeking a basic knowledge of municipal bond law and related municipal finance issues. The seminar is being held April 25-27, 2018, at the Westin Charlotte, North Carolina. Click here to view the 2018 seminar brochure.
Contact:
Linda Wyman, NABL Chief Operating Officer, at lwyman@nabl.org or (202) 503-3300.
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship
Deadline:
03/15/2018
Amount:
Living expenses during the training + travel costs to Ann Arbor and then to his or her placement or back home (up to $650)
Brief Summary:
The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is committed to inspiring the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies. After attending a training session in May at Michigan Law, fellow?s spend at least 10 weeks at a child welfare law internship.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Our selection criteria include evidence of commitment to the field of children's law, past experiences related to children and family, and performance indicative of likely future success in the field. We will give some advantage to students who have arranged their own summer placements and all or part of their summer living stipend. Interested applicants should not be deterred if they have not identified their summer placement or source of summer money, however. Once accepted into the fellowship program, we will assist in placement and the search for funds.
Contact:
Please send application materials by email as directed on the application. (On website) For more information, contact Jackie Julien at 734.763.5000 or jmjulien@umich.edu
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Property and Environment Research Center for Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline:
03/16/2018
Amount:
$2,250 + travel expenses
Brief Summary:
PERC Graduate Fellowships offer the ideal opportunity for graduate and law students who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources, innovation, property rights, and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC over the summer in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the mentorship of a PERC senior fellow.

Graduate fellows have the opportunity to work in depth on a thesis or dissertation and can fasttrack research. This is a chance to get feedback from experts in fields including economics, law, and environmental science. Graduate Fellows are expected to interact with other PERC scholars and fellows while in residence, and it is intended that the fellowship period be thought of as an opportunity to either establish or strengthen a continuing relationship with PERC. Office space is provided in a congenial, stimulating work environment in a locale of unparalleled natural beauty.
Contact:
2048 Analysis Drive, Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-587-9591
E-mail: perc@perc.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Fall)
Deadline:
03/19/2018
Amount:
Up to $4000
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America is pleased to offer fellowships of up to $4,000 to students at the law schools listed below who work full-time during Summer 2018 for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor. Click here to view Law Schools where EJA Fellowships are offered.

Students must secure a full-time (minimum 35-40 hours per week) placement for Summer 2018 working at least 10 weeks for a legal services organization. All applications must be sent no later than March 19, 2018. Awards will be announced by email on or around April 20, 2018.
Contact:
Mail, e-mail or fax applications to Equal Justice America.
Equal Justice America, Building II - Suite 204, 13540 East Boundary Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
phone: (804) 744-4200
fax: (804) 744-6789
email: APPLICATIONS@EQUALJUSTICEAMERICA.ORG
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Summer)
Deadline:
03/21/2016
Amount:
varies; up to $4,000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 3,250 law students to work with over 400 legal services organizations across the country. Interning under the supervision of experienced attorneys, our fellowship recipients have provided crucial assistance to low-income clients struggling through the complexities of our civil justice system.
Contact:
Application materials should be emailed to: applications@equaljusticeamerica.org
Cover letter and recommendation letters should be addressed to:
Dan Ruben
Executive Director
Equal Justice America
13540 East Boundary Road
Building II, Suite 204
Midlothian, VA 23112
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Williams Institute and Gleason Kettel Summer Law Fellowship
Deadline:
03/26/2018
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Williams Institute Summer Fellowship program provides a stipend to allow a current law student or recent law school graduate to work for a national lesbian and gay rights organization. Examples of eligible placements include the summer internship programs of Lambda Legal, ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (as a Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow), and similar national and local organizations. During the fellowship, students work on research projects and assist with on-going lesbian and gay civil rights cases. - See more at: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/summer-fellowships/#sthash.vP1JGlbu.dpuf
Contact:
mallory@law.ucla.edu
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship
Deadline:
03/28/2016
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
Squire Patton Boggs maintains a longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. By providing a meaningful investment in law students and legal professionals to engage in law, public policy, and public service, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation embodies this commitment.

The cornerstone of the Foundation is the Public Policy Fellowship Program, which launched in 2005. Each year, the Program awards fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies and domestic or international organizations.

Selection Criteria
The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation seeks AUWCL students who have finished their first or second year of law school and will work during the summer in a public policy position, for either a non-profit organization, NGO or government institution (but not a for-profit organization). The Foundation has a preference for AUWCL students with a strong interest in international matters, either in Washington or abroad. Students may seek opportunities in foreign countries and in the United States. A preference is given to military veterans. The Foundation also wishes to further opportunities for students who contribute to the diverse economic, educational, and ethnic background of AUWCL's student body. To apply, students must submit a resume, a personal statement about why you are seeking the Fellowship, and a description of your prospective summer position. Applications must be submitted through CareerLink.
Contact:
https://law-american-csm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=0&signin_tab=0
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation/ Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund
Deadline:
03/31/2018
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology).

To the extent a recipient receives funding from other sources (e.g., school) for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to adjust its stipend award so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship does not exceed $7,000.

In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.” Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act. Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, in good academic standing, and have a pending or accepted application for an unpaid internship with a local, state or federal government entity. Students will be selected on the basis of:

Financial Need – 30 points
Essays – 30 points
Academic merit – 20 points
Nature of the work – 10 points
Resume and Recommendations – 10 points
Contact:
Applications should be submitted online at: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/fcbastipend If you have any questions about the application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at kerry@fcba.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018

APRIL DEADLINES

Title:
American Association Of Law Libraries Educational Scholarships
Deadline:
04/01/2016
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
AALL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded through donations from AALL members, and is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.

LEXISNEXIS JOHN R. JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established by LexisNexis in honor of John R. Johnson, who served as the director of the law library segment at LexisNexis. The scholarship is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.

GEORGE A. STRAIT MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship honors the memory of long-time AALL member, and distinguished law librarian George A. Strait. The endowment was established by Thomson Reuters in partnership with AALL. It is awarded annually to college graduates, with library experience, and who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. guidelines (62 F.R. 58782), and are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school and intend to have a career in law librarianship.

APPLICATION CATEGORIES
College graduate seeking library degree. Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

College graduate seeking dual law/library degree. Awarded to a college graduate working toward a dual degree in an accredited law school and library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Law school graduate seeking library degree. Awarded to a law school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Library school graduate seeking law degree. Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Library school graduate seeking non-law degree. Awarded to a library school graduate who is a degree candidate in an area, other than law, which will be beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship.
Contact:
Any additional questions about AALL, careers in law librarianship, or these scholarship opportunities,
please e?mail scholarships@aall.org. https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AALL-Scholarship-Application.pdf
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship
Deadline:
04/02/2018
Amount:
$5,000 each for three first place recipients, and $1,000 each to the second place recipients. (Note: the number of second place recipients is indeterminate and may vary from year to year.)
Brief Summary:
Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their SALDF chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation. A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the recipient’s chapter will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a SALDF advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicant must be a member of an active SALDF chapter.
Applicant must demonstrate outstanding commitment to animal law.
Applicant should be interested in serving as an SALDF advisor for up to two years after graduation.
Only current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply (or 3Ls in a four-year program), with the scholarship to be applied during the next academic year.
Contact:
npallotta@aldf.org, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Attn: Nicole Pallotta, 919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor, Portland, OR 97205
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
FCBA Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline:
04/09/2018
Amount:
$2,500 - $5,000
Brief Summary:
The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law. The scholarships range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help the student with tuition or other education-related expenses. Last year, the Foundation provided support to nine students.

The application for the scholarship is now available and can be accessed at https://webportalapp.com/sp/fcbalawscholarship. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 9, 2018. The Foundation plans to notify successful applicants regarding their scholarship awards by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Scholarship program or application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at kerry@fcba.org.
Contact:
https://webportalapp.com/sp/fcbalawscholarship. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 9, 2018. The Foundation plans to notify successful applicants regarding their scholarship awards by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Scholarship program or application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at kerry@fcba.org.
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Pride Law Fund Fellowship
Deadline:
04/15/2018
Amount:
$2,500
Brief Summary:
The PLF Fellowship Program is open to law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country. Enrollment in law school is not required for the Steven Richter Fellowship.

The Richter Fellowship is not limited to law students or legal projects.

Applicants may apply by submitting a written proposal for a Summer project on which they seek to work, together with a letter of sponsorship by an attorney from a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit public interest organization, setting forth the attorney’s commitment to supervise the applicant on the project.
Contact:
Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 95126-2602
Phone: 415-788-0900
Email: info@PrideLawFund.org
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
NASABA Public Interest Summer Fellowship
Deadline:
04/24/2017
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The Foundation develops and funds public interest projects that benefit the South Asian community in the following areas: domestic violence, immigration rights, hate crimes, discrimination and racial profiling, and community access to justice.

The Foundation will award grants to community-based organizations working in these areas at the 2017 SABA Convention. To apply for one of this year’s grants, please download an application using the button below. Completed applications must be returned to foundation@sabanorthamerica.com by April 24, 2017.
Contact:
Please submit your application as one single PDF document to the following email address: nasabafellowship@gmail.com. foundation@sabanorthamerica.com
Last Checked On:
3/2018
Title:
Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties, The Nation Institute
Deadline:
04/27/2018
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization, work on a law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.
Contact:
For more information, email annelise@nationinstitute.org.
Last Checked On:
3/2018

MAY DEADLINES

Title:
LGBTQ Division Public Interest Scholarship
Deadline:
05/15/2018
Amount:
$5,000
Brief Summary:
This scholarship will provide up to $5000.00 in financial assistance to law students or recent law school graduates who are or will become members of the HNBA, and who will be performing public interest work (advocacy, policy, and/or direct legal services) with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals during their 2018 Summer (current law students) or 2018 Summer/Fall (recent law grads).
To be eligible, the applicant must:
(i) be either a first, second or third year law student in good standing in an ABA accredited law school, or a recent law graduate (having received the degree within 12 months of the application date);
(ii) have secured an internship or placement for Summer 2018 (which can extend beyond the Summer) or the fall of 2018 (for a recent law graduate) with a public interest organization engaged in legal, advocacy, or policy work with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals.
Contact:
gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
Last Checked On:
4/2018

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty / John J. Curtin, Jr. Legal Internship
Deadline:
09/14/2018
Amount:
$2,500
Brief Summary:
INTERNSHIP:
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice.
Contact:
Applicants must submit the application to (see website for instructions):

The Curtin Internship Program
American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

or

Email: homeless@americanbar.org
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OCTOBER DEADLINES

Title:
Chadbourne & Parke Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Fellowship
Deadline:
10/07/2017
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:
The Fellowship Program: The Firm is now seeking applications from Class of 2017 students with outstanding law school credentials for the Fellow position that will commence with the 2017 entry-level associate class. After an orientation period at the Firm's New York office, the Fellow associate will be assigned to work on-site at The Door for a period of approximately 16 months.
Contact:
http://www.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/microsites/social-justice/files/2017_columbia_door_fellowship_flyer.pdf MKurtz@law.columbia.edu
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NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice
Deadline:
11/01/2018
Amount:
$2,000
Brief Summary:
The Haywood Burns Fellowships are designed to encourage students to work in the National
Lawyers Guild’s tradition of “peoples’ lawyering.” The program exists to help students apply
their talents and skills to find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. Burns Fellowships
provoke law students to challenge traditional notions of how one must practice law and to
provide a summer experience that will enrich and challenge them.
Fellowships may be completed with any existing organization whose mission addresses the
needs of underserved individuals and groups. We encourage applicants to identify grassroots and
non-traditional work opportunities for which there is a serious current societal need. This could
be a small non-profit, a short-staffed community law firm, or an organizing campaign that needs
legal assistance. The Haywood Burns Fellowships usually provide a rigorous legal experience as
well as a political one.
Contact:
Traci Yoder
National Lawyers Guild National Office
132 Nassau St, Room 922
New York, NY 10038

Email: traci@nlg.org
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Title:
QLaw Sher Kung Summer Fellowship Grant Program
Deadline:
11/30/2017
Amount:
$7,500
Brief Summary:
The QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Summer Fellowship is a 10 week, full-time, paid summer opportunity for a graduate or law student working for a public interest organization serving the legal needs of the LGBTQ community or serving people living with HIV/AIDS. The selected host organization receives a summer fellow to do research, conduct outreach, provide direct client services, or work on special projects with minimal cost to the host organization beyond space, supervision, and employment taxes. In 2016, the QLaw Foundation will provide $7,500 to be paid by the organization to the student who is ultimately selected. Organizations needing assistance paying their share of the student’s employment taxes may request an additional grant to cover this cost.
Contact:
For more information, please contact grants@qlawfoundation.org.
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DECEMBER DEADLINES

Title:
Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline:
12/15/2017
Amount:
$10,000
Brief Summary:
This scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate

and/or law students dedicated to improving the lives of workers, by awarding up to five $10,000

scholarships annually.

For those who don't know, Michael spent 25 years, nearly his entire professional career, with the

MLBPA working in support of the Players ? past, present and future. Despite being diagnosed with an

inoperable brain tumor in August of 2012, Michael waged an inspiring battle against his disease as he

continued to work on behalf of the Players right up to the time of his passing in November of 2013, at the age of 51.

To be eligible for an award, individuals must be graduate or law students enrolled in an accredited

educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and

wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers' rights. To

receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below:

• A superior academic record

• Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement

• A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers' rights practitioner

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.
Contact:
Major League Baseball Player's Trust
12 East 49th St
24th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212.826.0809
888.714.0755
Contact: Hillary
Email: playerstrust@mlbpa.org
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Title:
AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer (2Ls)
Deadline:
12/18/2017
Amount:
$6000
Brief Summary:
Law Student Union Summer (LSUS) is a unique and exciting 10-week internship for first or second year law students from an accredited law school that combines front-line, labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in ongoing campaigns by AFL-CIO-affiliated unions throughout the country.
In addition to legal research and writing, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other non-legal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation.

Interns work on site, at locations throughout the country (not in Washington, D.C.). The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided. Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers. The program starts May 31, 2016, and runs through Aug. 5, 2016.

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the practice of labor-related public interest law and may be first or second year students; students who have taken one or more labor law courses and who have experience in organizing and/or community activism are preferred. (See eligibility requirements at website: http://www.aflcio.org/Get-Involved/Law-Student-Union-Summer/Eligibility-and-Requirements.)
Contact:
To apply, send the following: cover letter, application, résumé, writing sample, law school transcript (may be unofficial) and complete and current contact information for three references (a combination of academic and work/internship-related references is preferred).
Submit by email, facsimile, or regular mail to:

FL-CIO Law Student Union Summer
815 16th St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202-637-5385
Fax: 202-637-5323
Email: lsus@aflcio.org

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3/2018
Title:
Blakemore Foundation - Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Deadline:
12/30/2018
Amount:
Varies
Brief Summary:
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.

An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.
Contact:
The Blakemore Foundation
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099

contactus@blakemorefoundation.org
Eugene H. Lee, Trustee
Cathy Scheibner, Executive Assistant

(206) 359-8778 phone
(206) 359-9778 fax

https://blakemorefoundation.communityforce.com/
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3/2018

ROLLING DEADLINES

Title:
AmeriCorps JD - Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$1,230
Brief Summary:
Regardless of the project start date, priority is given to applicants completing the required hours of service by August 31, 2018 in order to receive the Segal Education award.

Students often complete their term of service over the course of one semester, in either spring or summer. Please review the information below to ensure you meet program deadlines.

AMERICORPS JD PROGRAM
Eligibility

To participate in AmeriCorps JD:

You must be a current law student
You must not receive compensation for more than $4,400 in external funding for the same service
You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident (e.g. green card) and pass a criminal background check, including an FBI fingerprint check (though applicants are not disqualified for most criminal records).
Funding

AmeriCorps JD participants can receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,230 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be applied toward student loans or tuition, but please note that this award is not a cash stipend. AmeriCorps JD Members must adhere to strict guidelines regarding outside funding.
Spring Start:
January 31, 2018 Priority
Summer Start:
April 15, 2018 Priority
Contact:
1730 M St., NW, Ste. 1010
Washington, DC 20036-4511
(202) 466-3686
americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org
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3/2018
Title:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships (Spring)
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
Up to $1500
Brief Summary:
Equal Justice America is pleased to offer $1,500 fellowships to students at the law schools listed below who work during the Spring 2018 semester for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor. Click here to view Law Schools where EJA Fellowships are offered.

Students must secure a part-time (at least 120 hours) placement for Spring 2018 working for a legal services organization. Students may also apply for a fellowship if they are unable to work a full 120 hours. The grant would be reduced on a pro-rated basis.
Contact:
Mail, e-mail or fax applications to Equal Justice America.
Equal Justice America, Building II - Suite 204, 13540 East Boundary Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
phone: (804) 744-4200
fax: (804) 744-6789
email: APPLICATIONS@EQUALJUSTICEAMERICA.ORG
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3/2018
Title:
Google Policy Fellowship
Deadline:
Rolling
Amount:
$7,500 (10-12 weeks)
Brief Summary:
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. Please see individual host organizations for more information about the program timeline. Deadlines for applications to the U.S. Fellowship Program is 12.00 midnight ET, Tuesday, March 20th. Start date will be June 5th and end date will be August 11th. If selected, you can work with the individual host organizations to adjust start and completion dates.

Deadlines for applications to the Latin America program will be announced soon. Start date will be around June and end date around August.
Contact:
You can reach Google Policy Fellowship team at policyfellows@google.com.
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3/2018

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